Quick moves into the foggy, gaslit streets of Victorian London to allow a darker, edgier mystery to unfold as wealthy Adam Hardesty and novelist Caroline Fordyce hunt down a killer before the secrets from their pasts are exposed.

The brutal murder of spiritualist Elizabeth Durmont and the disappearance of a diary send Adam straight to Caroline, who attended Elizabeth's final seance. The intrepid novelist sees Adam more as a villain than hero, but their mutual attraction and desire to find the killer plunge them headlong into a search through the underworld, inhabited by spiritualists, con artists and a desperate killer.

With a quick wit, quick pace and quick-thinking investigators, Quick delivers another engrossing suspense/ romance with a dark and haunting side. Her sleuths are a marvelous pair, perfectly matched in intelligence and love of danger. Quick's fans will not be disappointed with her move to another era, which allows her to explore another side to British history and culture. SENSUAL (Feb., 400 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin